Prostate Cancer More for Patients

June 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Prostate Cancer

All over the internet, in classes in all kinds of institutions, in libraries, and in reference books, and in various textbooks that you can get your hands on with relative ease, there are all kinds of information you can come to that will provide you with basically everything you need to know about prostate cancer. However, knowing the specifics, the facts, the statistics, and all of those basic details about the disease by no means implies that you know or understand the cancerous diseases that develops in the prostate glands of several men, and occurs when the cells of the prostate begin to mutate and multiply hysterically.

Oh, you may know of how the disease can metastasize from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes; and how it can cause all kinds of severe pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, erectile dysfunction, and other symptoms that can potentially develop during later stages of the disease. But sincerely, all of that is theoretical fact that even a child in school could pick up and read without fully appreciating it.

It ought to go without saying, clear enough for anyone to understand, that learning about prostate cancer is only best achieved when you take the time to have a chat with spouses of those with prostate cancer, or if you meet with the patients themselves at the time when they are not trying to be brave or strong, and are just feeling the pain and discomfort of the symptoms, or dealing with the emotional trauma of living with a disease that had greatly reduced the quality of their life. Then you will understand prostate cancer more for the patients.

Oh, you may think you know, but you don’t know until you have experienced it first hand; and that is what you should be seeking to do, if you care anything for yourself or for your loved ones with the disease. If you have only recently been diagnosed, or you have a spouse or friend who is going through precisely that phase in their lives right now, you must understand the need for emotional fortitude that could help you deal with the worst of the realization. It’s a cancer, and there’s no telling just what the results might be in spite of the very best prostate cancer treatments that there are out there.

The fact does remain that in lots of the successful cases of treating the disease, the side effects have resulted in impotence for the patients, or other complications like nerve damage. One thing is very vigorously true about all of this, and that is that your life ? or the life of the person that you are caring for right now ? has changed irrevocably, and it will never be quite the same anymore.

You know what to do; you should get online and join at least one forum of prostate cancer patients. There are those who have only been recently diagnosed like you, those who have been living with it for years, those who were successfully treated but the disease has relapsed, and those who have been certified terminal. Every little bit of support you can get can help give you hope and strength in these dire times, and you know you need it.

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